In September, the value of Slovenia's roundwood purchased from private owners was 9% higher at the monthly level and almost 19% lower at the annual level.
In the first ten months of 2022, Russia's lumber production totalled to 24.7 million m3, or 8.5% less than in the same period last year. In October, lumber production decreased by 18.3% year-on-year.
Price for lumber exported from New Zealand decreased 32%.
In the week ending November 11, 2022, the price of benchmark softwood lumber item Western Spruce-Pine-Fir 2x4 #2&Btr KD (RL) was again US$490 mfbm, said weekly forest products industry price guide newsletter Madison’s Lumber Reporter. This is up by +$28, or +6%, from one month ago when it was $463.
Exports of logs from New Zealand decreased 4%.
U.S. printing-writing paper shipments decreased 4% in October 2022 compared to October 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 6% in October compared to the same month last year.
Exports of plywood from China contracted 24%.
Price for wood pellets imported to South Korea added 0.1%.
Imports of softwood lumber to China slipped 3%.
Price for softwood logs imported to China slipped 5%.
Price for wood pellets exported from Russia to South Korea edged up 1.4%.
Elevated mortgage rates, high construction costs for concrete and other building materials, and weakening demand stemming from deteriorating affordability conditions continue to act as a drag on single-family housing production in the USA.
US LBM has expanded its reach in the New York metropolitan area, opening a new roofing and siding focused location in Whippany, New Jersey. The new location will operate under US LBM’s Universal Supply division.
The prices of U.S. building materials decreased 0.2% in October (not seasonally adjusted) following a 0.5% decline in September.
Over the first nine months of 2022, the total number of U.S. single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 800,424. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is 7.4% below the September 2021 level of 864,184.
Popping up slightly from the previous week, in the week ending November 4, 2022, the price of benchmark softwood lumber item Western Spruce-Pine-Fir 2x4 #2&Btr KD (RL) was $490 mfbm, said weekly forest products industry price guide newsletter Madison’s Lumber Reporter.
Imports of wood pellets to United Kingdom surged 3%.
29% of U.S. single-family homes for sale in the Q3 2022 were new construction – the highest share of any Q3 on record. That’s up from 25% in the Q3 2021 and 18% in the Q3 2020.
Exports of wood chips from Chile added 0.9%.
Price for lumber exported from Chile decreased 7%.